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Kentucky’s acute care hospitals soon to be SANE-ready

Goal of provision implemented by 2016 General Assembly is to provide high-quality healthcare to sexual assault victims. By Eileen Recktenwald Kentucky’s acute care hospitals soon will be able to seek certification as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)-ready facilities under a measure passed into law by the 2016 General Assembly. The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE)

Stites & Harbison Promotes 15 Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Twelve have been elected to membership and three have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2016. The new Members (Partners) include: · Michael Kim – Alexandria office – Business Litigation Service Group · Stephen Weyer – Alexandria office –

Kentucky’s acute care hospitals soon to be SANE-ready

Goal of provision implemented by 2016 General Assembly is to provide high-quality healthcare to sexual assault victims. By Eileen Recktenwald Kentucky’s acute care hospitals soon will be able to seek certification as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)-ready facilities under a measure passed into law by the 2016 General Assembly. The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE)

The One Simple Rule for Practitioners to Avoid Overpayments and False Claims Act Penalties

In December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its “Supplementary Appendices for the Medicare Fee-for-Service 2015 Improper Payments Report,”[1] an annual compilation of statistics from investigations into overpayments and other instances of fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare payments. The national average for improper Fee-for-Service (“FFS”) payments for FY 2015 was 12.1%,

Doug Farnsley inducted as President of the Kentucky Bar Association

Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Doug Farnsley was recently inducted as president of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA).  The induction ceremony was held on June 18 at the KBA Annual Convention in Lexington, Ky.  Farnsley’s one-year term begins July 1, 2015.  He is the fifth Stites & Harbison attorney to

Government Affairs

Insurers Must Cover Tools to Address Kentucky’s Prescription Drug Problem

By Addia Wuchner Most Kentuckians don’t have to look far to find someone who has been impacted by the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. It has taken a devastating toll on our communities and families while overwhelming our health care and legal systems. This presents a complex challenge for Kentucky caregivers, law enforcement, lawmakers

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Healthcare issues in the upcoming elections

By Ben Keeton After a brief delay, the primary elections are official and we can move our attention to the upcoming general elections in November.  While we can feel a bit of relief from the campaign commercials, the next several months are important as the candidates present their vision for the future of Kentucky.  Healthcare

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Cedar Lake’s Intermediate Care Homes in LaGrange are move-in ready

  Homes offer comprehensive care, as well as a chance for residents to live in a real neighborhood. By Jason Squires After more than three years of research and planning and a year of construction, Cedar Lake’s two four-bed ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities) homes in the Sycamore Run neighborhood in

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